This qualification is for those who are employed, or are working voluntarily, in schools as teaching assistants and have experience of directly supporting the teaching and learning of pupils.
The role of teaching assistant has developed and become much more professional in recent years; therefore greater breadth and level of responsibility are required in order to gain the Level 3 qualification. Applicants will normally have achieved the Level 2 Certificate or a similar qualification (e.g. Childcare) and be an effective member of the school team.
You will need to have a school placement for a minimum of 12 hours a week and attend a three hour session in College per week.
You will be responsible for obtaining and paying for your own DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, which has replaced the CRB check, in negotiation with your school placement.
Level 3 learners will be expected to work independently on research, school related tasks and assignments. Learners should be aware this will form a large part of the course. There is the option to study additional units to qualify for the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Becki said; “I was working at an insurance company and felt that I was not being stretched enough so gained a voluntary placement in a local primary school which I loved. I enrolled on the level 2 course in Gloucester which I completed and this inspired me to a change in career direction. I decided that I would like to undertake teacher training so I enrolled on the level 3 course to continue my school experience while applying to university. I was successful in gaining a place at a university in London but this was dependent on my level 3 being completed successfully. I completed in the summer and that September took my place at university, which was hard but enjoyable work. I have finished my degree and I am now working at a secondary school in Gloucester”.
There are a number of options available at GC to help you pay for your course fees:
- Setting up a Direct Debit: You’ll be asked for a 20% deposit when you enrol and this can be paid in cash, or by debit or credit card. There is a 2% charge on credit card payments. Course fees must be paid in full by the end of your course so the monthly instalments would be adjusted accordingly e.g. for a one year course you would make 8 payments
- Advanced Learner Loan: Contact Student Services to find out more and whether this course is eligible
- Support for those that are unemployed and in receipt of benefits: Contact Student Services to find out if this course is eligible for funding and whether you are eligible
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
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